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Squeezebox Slam, June 15

Posted by Milva DiDomizio  June 10, 2013 11:58 AM

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Artists set to perform at the Squeezebox Slam include (from left) Cory Pesaturo, Lady Keilbasia, and Marié Abe

Somerville, get ready. The squeezeboxes are coming. The second annual Squeezebox Slam celebrates accordions, button boxes, and other free standing reed instruments. If you have one of your own, you're welcome to join the Accordion Stroll, taking place around Somerville and winding up in Davis Square, where festivities include accordion themed crafts, Redbones eats, and a gala concert (line-up below) with music from Greek, Cajun, Ethiopian, Argentine, Turkish, and jazz traditions. The event is sponsored by The Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council.

Gala concert:
Host: Lady Keilbasia
3 p.m.: Sandy Theodorou
3:30 p.m.: Ralph Tufo
4 p.m.: Marié Abe Sextet
4:30 p.m.: International accordion champion Cory Pesaturo
5 p.m.: Grand Fatilla with Roberto Cassan

June 15, Accordion Stroll 1-3 p.m. in Somerville neighborhoods. Concert begins 3 p.m. at Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville. Free. Rain date June 29. www.somervilleartscouncil.org

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